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January 14-20 2019

Gaspar Noé is coming to TIFF

The controversial auteur Gaspar Noé guests TIFF with his latest film CLIMAX, which received unanimous tribute at this year's Cannes Film Festival and won the main prize in the festival's side section Quinzaine des réalisateurs.


- We are very pleased that Gaspar Noé guests this year's TIFF. Noé is known as a provocateur, but is also a great film artist, and with CLIMAX he appears to reach a wider audience than usual, says head of Verdensteatret cinematek Sveinung Wålengen.

- It's enormously gratifying. The film is of later years one of the most intense and seductive film experiences - even if it is ever so nightmarish.

In the film we meet a group of dancers who practice in an abandoned school building off the beaten track, ending the session with a nice party and a bowl of cooling Sangria. Gradually they realize that the Spanish summer drink is spiked with "something extra," and the mood of the venue turns into a nightmare of hallucinations and manic dancing.

- We in Another World Entertainment are thrilled that one of our favorite directors are coming to Norway to visit the audience at TIFF. This is an honor, and it will be a great experience for everyone to see CLIMAX together with the director on the biggest canvas we could find, says Marius Olsen, general manager of Another World Entertainment.

- Bring out the sangria. Run the film. We're ready to party.

Gaspar Noé (b. 1963) was born in Argentina, but work as a director in France. He is considered a provocateur in European arthouse cinema, with films such as IRREVERSIBLE, ENTER THE VOID and LOVE. His films have frequently gotten attention for scenes with explicit sex and violence. Noé´s audiovisual style is characterized by flickering strobe lights and masterly long takes, shot by his devoted collaborator Benoit Debîe.

Program CLIMAX:

Tuesday January 15, 20:30 Fokus 2/5 - Director present, intro + Q&A

Friday January 18, 11:15 Fokus 2/5

Saturday January 19,15:30 Fokus 1

Read more and buy the tickets here.

Film Talks special edition - Gaspar Noé

Tuesday January 15 at 14.30 we invite you to a special edition of film talks with the french star Director Gaspar Noé who will present his last film CLIMAX. Film Talks is free, and will happen at the first floor of KulturHuset.